Postmodern Elma

“What’s meta mean?” Elma’s now-and-then boyfriend, Primo, asked. Elma looked up from her copy of Being and Nothingness. “It’s not a word, it’s a prefix. It means something is going beyond its structure. For example, like us commenting on the crossword puzzle, and how 55 down is Back Talk, and we’re on the Back Talk page.” “It’s going to be cloudy and warm all weekend, like today,” Primo noted. “What should we do?”
“We could do the crossword,”Elma said. “We already know 55 down.” “We do?”
“Sure. It’s sass.”